Posts Tagged: Ookbee


Highlights from day 2 morning session at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Our recap of the best bits from the morning of our second day at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Tech in Thailand: it’s worth your time (#StartupAsia preview)

At Startup Asia Tokyo, we’ll get a close look at the hidden potential of Thailand and the startups that are growing out of the burgeoning ...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Crowdsourcing is eating outsourcing, but Japanese giant Transcosmos will invest in startups to stay ahead

Japanese outsourcing giant Transcosmos is preparing for a coming challenge from the crowdsourcing industry by making limited investments in ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 5 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Plenty of news about Southeast Asia this week.

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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How to get funded? Here are 7 tips from top startup founders in Thailand

If you’re a startup and not already generating a profit, getting funded is definitely one of the main goals for your business, especially ...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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Online headhunter JobTalents launches with Ookbee’s backing

Thailand’s unemployment rate is at 0.67 percent, which is the fourth-lowest in the world. That number might even be lower next year, consi...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Thai telco Dtac enters e-book marketplace with Readever

Today, Thai telco Dtac launched its very first e-book marketplace app, Readever. This makes the company the third telco in Thailand to offer...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 5:49 pm
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Dating app Noonswoon is swooning over Southeast Asia with $400K funding

There must be a lot of singles in Thailand with all the dating apps popping up these days. Yesterday, one of them, Noonswoon, wrapped up its...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 4:34 pm
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How Ookbee built a mini ebook empire (#StartupAsia Preview)

Sign up for Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 to learn about how Ookbee took Southeast Asia's ebook industry by storm.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money

It makes learning fun for preschoolers through gamified web and mobile apps, hoping that they will absorb fundamentals better.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Ookbee takes on Line in Thailand with new social gaming platform

It looks to be modeled after Line Games in that it features an array of social gaming titles from various developers that are integrated wit...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 9:06 pm
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Thai bookstore Ookbee gets $7 million funding to continue Southeast Asia expansion

Thailand’s Ookbee has received a Series B investment from Tokyo-based venture capital firm Transcosmos Inc.

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Thailand’s Ookbee ebookstore expands to Philippines, calls itself Buqo

After starting in Thailand, ebookstore startup Ookbee has grown quickly. It has captured 85 percent of the ebook market in Thailand and then...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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5 game-changing tech events in Thailand in 2013

2013 has finally come to an end. It’s been an eventful year as far as the tech scene goes: many startups were born, but unfortunately many...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

No surprise, Asia tops the charts for internet and mobile growth, but are Asian startups ready?

Latest data has been telling us that Asia leads the world in terms of internet growth, in almost every significant category. But can Asian s...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 8:37 pm
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Is Thailand’s top e-bookstore Ookbee competing with its own partners?

If you follow the Thai tech startup scene, there’s no way you’ve never heard of Ookbee, Thailand’s largest e-bookstore. It’s held up...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Thai VC InVent ploughs nearly $1.2 million into 2 startups

Today, Thai VC InVent, a company under Intouch (previously known as Shin Corporation), has annouced its investment in two startups – C...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 12:36 pm
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